We all care about reading and writing, passion, education and dreams. My employer Barnes & Noble embraces the foundation of our great schools and their dedicated teachers. In March all Barnes & Noble stores will celebrate their local teachers.
Teachers do more than educate. They listen and make children feel safe and valued, while inspiring them to discover and develop their talents to influence a world of possibilities. The “My Favorite Teacher” Contest provides students with an opportunity to tell their community just how much their teachers mean to them.
Do you have children in Middle and/or High School and does your child have a favorite teacher? Students write an essay, poem, or thank-you letter that explains how a teacher has influenced their life and why they appreciate and admire him or her.
It’s so easy, entries should be about 500 words or less, in English and typed on white paper. Each entry is submitted with the entry form, just copy and paste this link on the web and print out the entry form. http://www.barnesandnoble.com/u/my-favorite-teacher/379002376/
**All school and individual entries are to be dropped of to you local Barnes & Noble by MARCH 1.
Once the winner is selected, then the celebration begins! The student who wrote the winning essay, poem, or thank-you letter will receive a certificate of recognition and be honored at their local store during a ceremony for the winning teacher. The winning Teacher is recognized and receives a special award acknowledging their achievement.
Next step for the local winner, the teacher is entered into a BN regional contest where the winners receive a $500 Barnes & Noble Gift Card. Then one winner is chosen BN National Teacher of the Year. Teacher receives $5,000 and is recognized at a special event at a BN store and the winning teachers school will receive $5,000 as well!
My store is located in East Brunswick, New Jersey and teacher Pat Tursi of South River Middle School is a past recipient of this award and was chosen as a Regional winner as well. We had two ceremony receptions for Pat Tursi. An overwhelming show of support from students, parents, fellow teachers and local community patrons turned out, it was heartwarming!
I am one of the lucky judges who reads all the submissions and I have to tell you that one day I will be reading a published novel written by one of these students! Did you know that JANET EVANOVICH grew up in South River, New Jersey?! YES INDEED